2021 Ford Mustang Convertible

MSRP $28,000

Ranked #6 in Midsize Convertible

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 23, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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With a very successful history in making the most important American muscle car, the name Mustang is an absolute emotion with its heritage and blood-rushing performance. As an open hood version of the regular Mustang, the 2021 Ford Mustang Convertible could be a very good companion for your everyday drives. Starting at $32,705, the Ecoboost Convertible variant comes with a single powertrain option, which is a 2.3-liter turbocharged Inline-4 which pumps out class-leading power figures. 

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Pros

Powerful turbocharged engine

Excellent handling dynamics

Spacious front row

Standard safety features and other electronics are available in ample amounts.

Cons

Cheap interior quality

No AWD option is available

The rear seats are a bit cramped

What's New?

Ford discontinued the Bullitt model

Ford has brought back its Mach 1 model with 480 hp engine

Standard Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 suite 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$28000

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

engine type

displacement

140 cu.in.

horsepower

310 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

350 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

transmission

5 speed manual w/OD

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

12.6/12.6 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

107.1 in.

length

188.3 in.

width

75.4 in.

height

54.9 in.

curb weight

3642 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

80.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

11.4 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/23/27 mpg

highway range

432 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Ecoboost$28,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible in Oxford White color
Oxford White

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2021 MY did not get any visual updates as it is already a modern-looking convertible sports car with all-LED lighting and aggressive design language. Instead, it gets Ford’s new Co-Pilot 360 driver assistance suite for better safety on the road. As an open roof sibling to the muscle coupe, it competes with other convertibles of its class like the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, BMW 2 Series Convertible, and the MINI Cooper JCW Convertible.

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible front view
2021 Ford Mustang Convertible rear view

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible Features

The 2021 Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible is available in two trims in general - EcoBoost and EcoBoost Premium. Starting at $32,705, the base trim has plenty of features on offer, which includes a 2.3-liter turbocharged inline 4 engine with a 6-speed manual transmission and a rear-wheel-drive system. Apart from the mechanical point of view, it is packed with a few but decent interior specs like a leather steering wheel, single-zone climate control, a set of 17-inch alloy wheels, and most importantly, the Co-Pilot 360, which includes blindspot monitoring, lane-departure warning, pre-and post-collision safety system, etc. 

Trim

EcoBoost

EcoBoost Premium 

MSRP 

$32,705

$37,725

Key Features

17-inch alloy wheels

18-inch alloy wheels

 

Limited-slip differential

Heated mirrors

 

Line Lock

Upgraded interior materials

 

Rain sensing wipers

Partial leather upholstery

 

Keyless entry & ignition

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

Wifi hotspot

Power-adjustable driver seat

 

Remote monitoring & control through a smartphone app

8-inch touchscreen

 

.4.2- inch center display

9-speaker audio system

 

6-Speaker audio system

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Smartphone integration

 

Ford Co-pilot Suite with forward collision warning, Blind-spot monitoring with a rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, automatic high beams

Heated & ventilated front seats & interior ambient lighting

The higher EcoBoost Premium trim consists of a few upgraded features over the standard features as the cloth seats get replaced by faux-leather ones, the audio system gets an upgraded 9-speaker unit, the inclusion of satellite radio, dual-zone climate control, etc. Few optional packages and features are also available such as the Ford Safe & Smart Package, 12-Speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, Recaro front sport seats, and more.

Which trim should you buy?

Both the trims have adequate features as per the price tag, but choosing the more expensive EcoBoost Premium would be better and is highly recommended because it not only gets some interior upgrades like leather upholstery, ambient lighting, and upgraded interior material but also adds up some convenience features such as dual-zone climate control, 8-inch touchscreen, power-adjustable driver seat, and heated and ventilated front seats. 

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible Engine and Performance

Similar to the regular 2021 Mustang, the Ecoboost Convertible variant get its power from a 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 motor under the hood, which is capable of belting out a whopping 310 horsepower and a strong 350 lb-ft torque. This engine comes mated with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard with the rev-matching feature for effortless downshifts. It also gets an optional SelectShift 10-speed automatic transmission which is delightful but comes at an expense. 

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible driving view

All the power gets transferred through the rear wheels with no optional all-wheel system. The Mustang has always been at the top in terms of acceleration even with the base engine and that carries on with the Convertible with its fast real-world performance. It does accelerate to a 60-miles an hour mark in 4.4 seconds, which is insane if compared to the competition. It does a standing quarter-mile in just 12.8 seconds, which is again very good. 

Models

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible 

2021 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2021 BMW 2-Series Convertible

2021 Mini Cooper JCW Convertible

MSRP

$32,655

$31,500

$41,850

$38,400

Engine 

2.3-liter Turbocharged inline 4 

2.0-liter Turbocharged inline 4 

2.0-liter Turbocharged inline 4 

2.0-liter Turbocharged inline 4 

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

Power 

310 hp @ 5,500 rpm

275 hp @ 5,600 rpm

248 hp @ 5,200 rpm

228 hp @ 5,200 rpm

Torque

350 lb-ft@ 3,000 rpm

295 lb-ft@ 3,000 rpm

258 lb-ft@ 1,450 rpm

235 lb-ft@ 1,450 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

4.4

5.4

5.8

6.7

Quarter mile (sec)

12.8

N/A

13.9

N/A

Top Speed (MPH)

163

150

155

124

Ford is just so much better at putting in the maximum power, and that translates well in the real world with impeccable acceleration timings of 0 to 60 within 4.4 seconds. The next-in-line would be the Chevy and the BMW with a slightly tuned down engine power. The latter has a good lower-end torque, which makes it stand tall in real-world performance. The Mini offers the least performance and the slowest in terms of acceleration. 

How well does the 2021 Ford Mustang Convertible handle?

Ford Mustang has sharp handling capabilities in the good book of the Mustang, and it has been the same with the Convertible. Its relatively stiffer suspension setups give the joy and confidence around twisties while accelerating hard or on the highways maintaining higher speeds. The vehicle can be used for daily purposes as well as for some fun driving as it has one of the most powerful engines in the competition that can cruise on the highways with the top speed of 163 mph.

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible ride and handling

The steering feels good and crisp with a lot of feedback. Overall, due to so much power and with the rear-wheel-drive drivetrain combination, the 2021 Mustang Convertible sometimes becomes uneasy to handle on turns. However, the suspensions might feel stiffer and seats might give you back pain in the long run. The ride quality is quite bumpy when encountering bad patches on the road.

Braking Performance of 2021 Ford Mustang Convertible

The 2021 Mustang Convertible gets 12.6-inches front and rear brake rotors. Coupled with a hefty curb weight of 4,193 pounds, the braking is not as sharp as some of its rivals and sometimes gets hard to control this heavy vehicle on curvy roads. As of now, the 60-0 braking distance is not available, but in times of panic braking or any kind of emergency, the braking offers decent feedback and stops in no time. 

Models

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible

2021 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2021 BMW 2-Series Convertible

2021 Mini Cooper JCW Convertible

Brake Rotors: Front (in)

12.6

12.6

12.3

11.6

Brake Rotors: Rear (in)

12.6

12.4

11.4

10.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4,193

3,627

3,386

3,120

60-0 MPH (ft)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Mustang and the Mini are the complete opposites, with the former being the heaviest with the curb weight of 4,193 pounds but comes equipped with big 12.6-inch rotors and the latter comes with smaller 11.6 & 10.2-inch rotors but weighs around 3,120 pounds. The Chevy and BMW have a balanced weight with relatively big rotors. However, the 60-0 braking distance is not available for any of the cars for a concrete comparison. 

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible Fuel Economy

With bonkers power delivery, the 2021 Mustang Convertible does sip a bit more gas, but it’s decent for the performance it offers. Under the city limits, the Mustang offers 20 MPG, a decent 27 MPG on the straight highway cruising, and a combined economy of 23 MPG. It comes with a small 16-gallon gas tank that offers 368 miles which is not the best but will do the job.

Models

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible

2021 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2021 BMW 2-Series Convertible

2021 Mini Cooper JCW Convertible

MPG (City)

20

19

23

25

MPG (Highway)

27

29

33

33

MPG (Combined)

23

22

27

28

Fuel Capacity (gal)

16

19.0

13.7

11.6

Range(City/Highway/Combined(Miles)

320.0/432.0/ 368.0

361.0/551.0/ 418.0

315.0/452.1/ 369.9

290.0/382.8/ 324.8

In terms of fuel economy, both the Mini and BMW do an impressive job with their class-leading numbers of 27 mpg under combined conditions. However, both of them get a relatively smaller gas tank with a tank capacity of 11.6 gallons (Mini cooper) & 13.7 gallons (BMW), which reduces the overall range. On the other hand, the slightly less efficient Chevy packs a bigger 19 gallons of a capable tank that allows it to offer the best-in-class fuel range. The Ford sits at the bottom when it comes to fuel economy. 

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible Interior

The interior of the 2021 Mustang Convertible is pretty good considering the price segment. The cabin holds up to 4 people with adequate front row room. However, the use of plastics is seen quite a bit and does not feel as premium as some of its rivals. The dashboard feels hard to touch because of its plastic nature, but the design is quite attractive with three center-mounted air vents, a busy center console with an infotainment screen, shift-knob, and cup holders. The vehicle has a beautifully carved leather steering wheel with all the necessary controls at the fingertips for the driver’s convenience. 

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible cockpit area

The seats on offer are standard cloth upholstery and provide decent cushioning. As you go up the trim, you get a better set of faux-leather seats. As a convertible, the cabin feels decently spacious with enough shoulder and legroom at the front and decent headroom, which is not required unless you cover the roof with the soft-top. Coming to the second row, the limited legroom will make the rides very uncomfortable. The rear row is not the best place for adults and taller individuals.

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible front seats

The cargo capacity on offer with all seats up is limited to 11.4 cubic feet and will allow a few duffels for your weekend getaways.

Models

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible

2021 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2021 BMW 2-Series Convertible

2021 Mini Cooper JCW Convertible

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

4

Front Row 

(Head/ Shoulder/ Leg) 

(in)

37.6/56.3/44.5

38.4/55.0/43.9

40.1/54.4/41.5

39.8/51.0/ 41.4

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg(in)

35.7/44.7/30.8

33.4/50.3/29.9

37/42.2/31.8

39.0/39.7/ 30.9

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

11.4

7.3

13.8

7.6

The BMW 2 Series makes its way to the most spacious cabin, followed by the Mini in the competition. Not only that, both of them are well built with higher-quality interior materials which make them stand out among the other American idols. The Chevy and Ford are quite similar in terms of cabin spaciousness, with the former holding a more spacious front row, but coming to the rear, the latter does a better job. The BMW leads in the competition when it comes to cargo capacity, while the Chevy sits back quite far away. Standout interior features include:

  • Keyless ignition
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 6-way power driver and 4-way power passenger seat
  • Multi-level heated and cooled seats for the front row
  • Faux-leather seats
  • Ambient lighting control with MyColor
  • Leather upholstery. (Optional)

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2021 Mustang Convertible comes with loaded infotainment features, but the majority of them are made available on the higher trim. As standard, it gets a 4.2-inch touchscreen display which is decent but not as good as the bigger 8.0-inch display found on the Premium trim. The bigger screen offers good sensitivity and viewing angles. As standard, features like a 6-speaker audio system, USB connection, auxiliary audio input, and HD radio are available. Standout infotainment features include:

  • 8-inch touchscreen display
  • SiriusXM
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • WiFi hotspot connectivity
  • 9-speaker audio system

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible Exterior

The 2021 Mustang Convertible continues to amaze the crowd with its sporty looks. The design language is similar to the outgoing model year with the front getting sharp all-LED headlights, DRLs, and fog lights. Also, there’s the Mustang-styled big intake grille at the front. The bonnet has a few curves and cuts just like a regular Mustang. The rear gets the same vertical-line strip LED tail lights as other Mustangs with twin exhaust outlets on the sides. 

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible 

The exterior dimensions of the Convertible seem to be quite big and hefty if compared to the competition. It is 188.5 inches long, 75.4 inches wide, and has a long wheelbase of 107.1 inches. The car weighs a hefty 4,193 pounds. The overall looks and appeal of the 2021 Ford Mustang Convertible are sharp and confident, and no doubt, it is one of the best-looking American muscles you can buy right now.

Models

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible

2021 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2021 BMW 2-Series Convertible

2021 Mini Cooper JCW Convertible

Curb weight (lbs)

4,193

3,627

3,386

3,120

Length (in)

188.3

188.3

174.7

152.5

Width (In)

75.4

74.7

69.8

68.0

Height (in)

54.9

52.9

55.6

55.7

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

5.5

4.5

Wheelbase (in)

107.1

110.7

105.9 

98.2

Both the American cars in the competition are quite big in comparison with the Ford being heavier, wider, and taller. The Chevy, on the other hand, has a slightly bigger wheelbase. The BMW is not a small car like the Mini, which is even the lightest but has compact dimensions if compared with the likes of the American muscle. All four cars have their distinctive exterior looks, and they all look staggering. Standout exterior features include:

  • Automatic all-LED headlights and taillights
  • Rear spoiler
  • Powered convertible top
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated mirrors

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible Safety

Ford has incorporated the 2021 Mustang Convertible with their active safety assistance called CoPilot360, which has a set of latest driver assistance features that includes blindspot monitoring and automated emergency braking, making the safety quotient of the car better. It also manages to get rated by the IIHS with “Good” in almost every category, but the NHTSA has not been able to test the Convertible, but it should have similar results as the Mustang Coupe. Standout safety features include:

  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Stability control
  • Ford Co-Pilot 360
  • Post-collision safety system
  • Blindspot monitor
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible Competition

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible vs 2021 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Both the cars offer good value and do not have much difference when it comes to the price tag. The Mustang is better in performance and handling than the Camaro, but the latter pulls out slightly more fuel economy. The Ford has a slightly better overall headroom and legroom and better cargo capacity between the two. In the end, it depends on personal preference.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible vs 2021 BMW 2-Series Convertible

It is not difficult to choose between the two as the Mustang is a sportier and performance-focused machine with higher engine power and crisp handling, whereas the BMW is just being a BMW which means it has superior build quality, filled with opulence, more economic between the two and does offer a lot of features as standard. However, it is priced significantly higher than the Mustang but has its benefits. 

2021 BMW 2-Series Convertible

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible vs 2021 Mini Cooper JCW Convertible

Mini Cooper is the most compact among all the competitors, but it does hold up by offering good cabin comfort, luxury, and a better fuel economy than the Mustang. The Mustang has a lot more power than the former, but the latter is a more comfortable everyday car. Also, the Mustang is way cheaper than the Mini, and as far as the value proposition goes, the Mustang is a good buy between the two.

2021 Mini Cooper JCW Convertible

 

2021 Ford Mustang Convertible Final Verdict

The 2021 Ford Mustang Convertible is a beast on its own with exhilarating performance with great handling dynamics. It is a very sporty car with decent fuel economy, in-cabin, and safety features at the price point. The inclusion of CoPilot360 has made it safer on the road than the other more expensive cars in the segment. If you are a hardcore American muscle fan or just want all the performance bits by spending considerably less money, then the 2021 Ford Mustang Convertible is the one go for.